Hawkeye Pierce is now a Doctor! Or at least the actor who brought his TV persona to life now has the degree to prove it. Except he is a Doctor of Law rather than medicine.
Hannah Fry is teasing me! The mercurial mistress of mathematics hijacked the latest episode of Horizon to take a look at the issues that will change the way we live our lives in the future. And she goes all deep data to do it.
Now that’s full-flavour behaviour, to borrow a phrase. Stout might be the traditional drink to accompany Oysters but London firm Bio-bean is touting a future where coffee grounds fuel the capital’s fleet of iconic red double-decker buses. Hopefully the caffeine-buzz buses will smell better than Bromley Council’s chip…
Part 6, the final part of a timeline of pioneering female scientists and mathematicians, juxtaposed with a timeline of human rights. This part contains women born after 1943 including Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Sally Ride, Carolyn Porco, and Fabiola Gianotti.
The BBC have a brief report on the stat of a trial of 3D printed bionic hands under trial in Bristol. A firm called Open Bionics is developing open source prosthetic hands for amputees such as Tilley Lockey (above) who lost a hand due to meningitis. The new range bring high-tech prosthetics with affordable reach of a…
The Beeb have a fun spot quiz on their junior experimenters Terrific Scientific website - How much do you know about forces?
“Forget oil, coal and gas - a new set of materials is shaping our world and they’re so bizarre they may as well be alien technology.” That’s the hook for a BBC Four documentary airing next Wednesday, but there is another aspect that singles out the production.
Part 5/6 of a timeline of pioneering female scientists and mathematicians, juxtaposed with a timeline of human rights. This part contains women born from 1919-1943 including Rosalind Franklin, Marie Maynard Daly, Valentina Tereshkova, and Lynn Conway.
Part 4/6 of a timeline of pioneering female scientists and mathematicians, juxtaposed with a timeline of human rights. This part contains women born from 1896-1919 including Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Grace Hopper, and Chien-Shiung Wu.
It seems likely that alien life has evolved somewhere in the Galaxy, given that there may be billions of habitable planets, and many of these may have existed for billions of years. If just one species in the whole of the Galaxy were able to explore using self-replicating spacecraft, then they might be able to place…
Part 3/6 of a timeline of pioneering female scientists and mathematicians, juxtaposed with a timeline of human rights. This part contains women born from 1868-1896 including Annie Russell Maunder, Lise Meitner, Emmy Noether, and Marietta Blau.
With the Beeb reviving it’s Tomorrow’s World brand for a range of science orientated programmes, Newsbeat has taken a look over a handful of items that appeared on the original show. There’s plastic grass, touchscreens, chip and pin, computers and the handy mobile phone above. That’s 1979 that it is. Even the mobile…
The future is back! At least for the next year. The BBC has launched a year long season of science and technology programming under the banner of Tomorrow’s World.
In Logopolis, the final hour for Tom Baker’s fourth incarnation of Doctor Who, the chanting mathematicians of that distant world have a natty little phrase. They are holding the death of the Universe at bay with their calculations and declare that “the essence of matter is structure, and the essence of structure is…
Part 2/6 of a timeline of pioneering female scientists and mathematicians, juxtaposed with a timeline of human rights. This part contains women born from the 1840s-1868 including Ellen Swallow Richards, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Annie Jump Cannon, and Marie Sklodowska-Curie.
Happy Earth Day, everyone! Is anyone else here attending one of the Marches for Science? See/make any good signs?
Women are massively under-represented in physics and other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects at all levels. A report by the Institute of Physics showed that 46% of schools in the UK had no girls continue to study physics after the age of 16, although girls were over twice as likely…
It is a diamond in the sky! This Sunday coming, one of the longest running television shows in the world celebrates 60 yeas of probing the universe beyond our humble globe. For six decades The Sky at Night has encouraged viewers to turn their gaze upwards and take notice of the stars above.
No, you haven’t wandered into Westeros. The headline refers to Komodo dragons. Researchers have tested a synthetic compound based on a molecule found in Komodo dragon blood that apparently kills bacteria which helps in healing wounds.